Tag Archives: Federal

Call from Educate and Elevate Campaign for Adult Ed Success Stories (Deadline May 30)

  Adult Education National Campaign Tell Your Story – Get Your Organization Recognized   Our Collective Campaign   Our 55,000+ adult education leaders stand united in a national campaign called Educate & Elevate to inform policy makers and our community about how we move learning opportunities forward for all Americans to achieve economic mobility. If we educate, then we elevate— ...

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COABE Legislative Update – the Federal Perspective

COABE is the Coalition on Adult Basic Education.  Their April Legislative Update provides a good overview of the situation from the federal perspective.  Reminder:  California Adult Ed is mostly – but not entirely – funded through the state.  Federal funding matters, too, and we should keep a close eye on what is happening on the federal level where Public Education ...

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CCAE Alert: Trump Admin Budget Proposal for Adult Ed

First, a reminder:  Most of California’s Adult Ed funds come through the state but some comes in from the federal government through WIOA – the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act. From CCAE – California Council of Adult Education: From:      Art Ellison, State Director’s S.P.O.C. Network Administrator   Alert:      Trump Administration Budget Proposal for Adult Education (FY18)     The first ...

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COABE’s Open Letter to President Trump

From COABE – Commission on Adult Basic Education January 20, 2017 White House 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW Washington, DC 20500 Dear President Trump: The Coalition on Adult Basic Education (COABE) congratulates you on your inauguration as our nation�s forty fifth president! As a national organization with more than 20,000 members who are committed to strengthening Adult Education we look forward ...

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COABE Report from Washington – February 9, 2017

COABE is the Coalition on Adult Basic Education. Here is their 2/9/17 Report from DC: Government Relations Report:  February Washington is trying to acclimate to the Trump Administration. The president is acting through a spate of executive orders. The Senate is slowly making its way through confirmation hearings and discussing how to consider the president’s nominee for the Supreme Court. ...

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COSAS Notes on Responding to Federal Policy Changes

COSAS – Communities Organized in Support of Adult Schools – arose in response to the cuts and closures of Adult Education that began in 2009.  They meet weekly for years and now meet monthly.  Kristen Pursley is the founder of COSAS and writes the Save Your Adult School blog.  Here, with her permission, are meeting notes from a recent January ...

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NPE, AFT, NEA All Say No to De Vos as Fed Head of Ed

By all rights this piece should be in the Perspective section. It’s my opinion that Betsy DeVos would be bad for Adult Education and bad for Public Education, in general.  Many people and organizations agree with me.  Read on to hear why.  — Cynthia Eagleton, ESL teacher at San Mateo Adult School The Network for Public Education, the two large ...

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Task Force Breaks New Ground on Immigrant Integration

From The Hill’s Congress Blog: Task Force Breaks new Ground on Immigrant Integration  April 17, 2015 This week, the White House Task Force on New Americans released a first-of-its-kind report on integrating immigrants into American society. It breaks important new ground and furthers our national discussion on the issue. Its recommendations represent a step forward that must be built upon. ...

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